Carson-Newman's global campus

Our students bring a world of cultures to our East Tennessee campus. We are a diverse campus community where students represent more than 30 nations. Our 12:1 student to faculty ratio means you will thrive in a nurturing, safe academic community.

Additionally, our international Global Education programs offer many cultural activities to keep you engaged.

Carson-Newman University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
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International Student Resources

  • English Language Institute

    C-N offers intensive academic English classes for those international students who may need additional help with English before furthering their education. Upon successful completion of the ELI Program, students may apply for admission to the undergraduate or graduate programs.

    More information about ELI

    Please email Ms. Nilma Stewart at nstewart@cn.edu

    This school is authorized by Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

  • Global Education

    Carson-Newman University through its Global Education program works to strengthen the international and intercultural dimensions of the campus through a diverse range of curricular and co-curricular programs. Central to the mission of the University, the Center for Global Education provides enhanced programming that is committed to the Christian values of servanthood, leadership training, and global outreach.

  • Undergraduate International Admissions

    In order to be evaluated for admission to an International Undergraduate program, the following documents are required. Please email Ms. Nilma Stewart, Director of International Admissions, at nstewart@cn.edu if you have any questions. Documents can be submitted individually and we understand that the documents relating to visa eligibility take additional time to compile. Please contact Ms. Stewart for guidance.

    • Application for Admission
    • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional course-by-course evaluation may be required for the admissions process.
    • Official Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS score report.The minimum required Duolingo score is 90. The minimum required TOEFL score is 74 iBT (internet based). The minimum required IELTS score is 6.0 or an EIKEN score of Level 1 with a compulsory math placement exam.
    • Confirmation of Financial Support form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
    • Official, currently dated bank letter in support of funding listed on Confirmation of Financial Support form (bank letter instructions can be accessed in your application status portal)
    • I-20 Application (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
    • Color scan of passport photo page
    • Choice of Major Form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal) 
    • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application fee through your application portal at admissions.cn.edu/status
    If you are admitted, please submit the $200.00 enrollment fee through your application status portal at admissions.cn.edu/status

    This school is authorized by Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

    Email to: nstewart@cn.edu

    Carson-Newman University Office of Admissions
    Attn: Nilma Stewart
    1646 Russell Avenue
    Jefferson City, TN 37760

  • Graduate International Admissions

    In order to be evaluated for admission to an International Graduate program, the following documents are required. Please email Ms. Nilma Stewart, Director of International Admissions, at nstewart@cn.edu if you have any questions. Documents can be submitted individually and we understand that the documents relating to visa eligibility take additional time to compile. Please contact Ms. Stewart for guidance.

    • Application for Admission
    • Official university transcript showing a bachelor's degree has been conferred. A professional course by course credential evaluation may be required for the admission process.
    • Official Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS score report. The minimum required Duolingo score is 100, the minimum for TOEFL is a 79 iBT (internet based) and the minimum required IELTS score is 6.5. Applicants may also submit an EIKEN score of Level 1 with a compulsory math placement exam.
    • Confirmation of Financial Support form (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
    • Official, currently dated bank letter in support of funding listed on Confirmation of Financial Support form (bank letter instructions can be accessed in your application status portal)
    • I-20 Application (this form can be accessed through your application status portal)
    • Color scan of passport photo page
    • There may be additional admission requirements as specified for individual graduate programs.
    • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at admissions.cn.edu/status
    If you are admitted, please submit the $200.00 enrollment fee through your application status portal at admissions.cn.edu/status

    This school is authorized by Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

    Email to: nstewart@cn.edu

    Carson-Newman University Office of Admissions
    Attn: Nilma Stewart
    1646 Russell Avenue
    Jefferson City, TN 37760

International Scholarships & Financial Aid

Carson-Newman offers many merit-based academic and talent scholarships funded by private donors to the University. Click the link below for more details.

International Scholarships & Financial Aid